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Working towards a smoke-free England

Our central forecast is for the Government to meet its smoke-free target – to reduce smoking prevalence to 5% or below of England’s adult population – around 2040. This forecast is based on a continuation of current above-inflation excise increases and k
Frontier Economics
added Nov 8, 2017 17:25
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Tax on tobacco products can cut consumption’

Islamabad - In order to control tobacco consumption , the government has to increase the tobacco Tax while the introduction of the Tier-III taxation on premium brands resulted in the increase of the tobacco consumption , a survey revealed on Tuesday.
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:11
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[Oklahoma] Research Study: Court-Ordered Corrections of Tobacco Industry Racketeering / National Poll Shows Support for Policies, Lawmakers’ Rejection of Tobacco Industry Influences [PDF]

These study results could inform remedial local, state and national policy initiatives and aid in the development and evaluation of public education efforts to enhance and amplify the court-ordered corrective statements.
Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
added Nov 7, 2017 20:41
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[UK] Has the smoking ban had an effect on deaths from lung cancer dropping? - Saturday Briefing

THE figures suggest it has indeed had a beneficial effect. The ban was introduced in 2007 when the rate of lung cancer deaths in the UK was 66.2 per 100,000 deaths. In 2014, that figure was down to 61.4 per 100,000. Curiously, the decrease has been much
The [London, UK] Express
added Nov 6, 2017 15:43
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[UK-Wales] Premature coronary heart disease deaths 'cut by 70%'

The number of people dying prematurely from coronary heart disease in Wales has been cut by nearly 70% in the past 20 years, a new report has revealed... The report said this was due to the improved detection of heart disease among GPs, the ban on smoking
BBC Online
added Nov 6, 2017 15:43
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[Europe] Do Cigarette Prices Affect Infant Mortality?

The study outlines valuable correlations between cigarette prices and infant mortality rates. There is an association between cigarette price increases and infant mortality rates decreases. The price differentials contribute to this association; as the g
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[UK-Scotland] Smoke-free legislation and paediatric hospitalisations for acute respiratory tract infections: national quasi-experimental study with unexpected findings and important methodological implications

We investigated whether Scottish implementation of smoke-free legislation was associated with a reduction in unplanned hospitalisations or deaths (‘events’) due to respiratory tract infections (RTIs) among children....When accounting for this break point,
Tobacco Control
added Oct 27, 2017 23:25
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[USA] E-cigarette bans highlight public health divide between US and UK researchers

New York is joining 10 other states banning indoor vaping, reflecting a US focus on the harm of e-cigs, rather than their ability to help people quit cigarettes America’s lax smoking regulations may contribute to researchers’ estimation of potential harm
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:32
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MALLOW: A call to increase cigarette prices up to RM100

The proposal to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes to RM50 in light of the coming Budget 2018 announcement is seen as small and might be futile to our ongoing struggle to prevent the smoking habit among our people especially among the youth. If
Malaysiakini (my)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:16
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[UK] New fund helps to make public spaces smoke free – North Yorkshire County Council (press release)

North Yorkshire County Council’s new Smokefree Places Fund has been created by its public health team and is part of NYCC’s commitment to promote a smoke free lifestyle and help to realise the ambition of a smoke free generation by 2025.
Newsy
added Oct 24, 2017 13:33
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